Presbyopia

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What is it?

Presbyopia is the "gradual loss of your eyes' ability to focus on nearby objects" (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2016). Presbyopia is noted to be a "common type of vision disorder that occurs when you age" (National Eye Institute, 2010). Specifically, those with presbyopia are unable to focus on objects that are close, or near.

Who's at risk?

Presbyopia is a natural occurrence. As we age, we lose the ability to focus. It is common for some to begin experiencing this loss beginning at age 35 (National Eye Institute, 2010).